D-DOPA

D-DOPA

D-DOPA
Names
IUPAC name
(R)-2-Amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid
Identifiers
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Properties
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Documentation

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

D-DOPA (D-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; dextrodopa) is similar to L-DOPA (levodopa), but with opposite chirality. Levo- and dextro- rotation reference a molecule's ability to rotate planes of polarized light in either direction. Whereas L-DOPA is moderately effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and Dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD), D-DOPA is biologically inactive.

See also

  • L-DOPA (Levodopa; Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, Prolopa, etc.)
  • L-DOPS (Droxidopa)
  • Methyldopa (Aldomet, Apo-Methyldopa, Dopamet, Novomedopa, etc.)
  • Dopamine (Intropan, Inovan, Revivan, Rivimine, Dopastat, Dynatra, etc.)
  • Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline; Levophed,